Health Science Society
How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays
Being that it is the holidays, one may always be worried about gaining too much weight that they won’t be able to lose the weight for summer. So here are some key tricks to keep maintain a healthy weight but to also enjoy and indulge.
Budget yourself to special homemade family treats but skip the store bought goodies that will be their year around. Training yourself what to indulge in and what to skip is much like budgeting your mad money: Do you want to blow it on garbage that you can buy anywhere or on a very special, one-of-a-kind souvenir? Don't completely deprive yourself on festive days - your willpower will eventually snap, and you'll end up overeating.
Try to stay active whenever you can, even if it’s a 20 min workout. As long as you’re getting a good amount 3 days a week you will be able to maintain a good physique through the holidays and pick right back up where you left off. After that hefty thanksgiving meal take a nice stroll and catch up with your cousins with a nice walk, go for a Christmas Eve morning stroll with your brothers/ sisters/ best friends to discuss what you got for your parents or have a nice sweat New Year’s Eve morning before a riveting night to bring in the New Year.
By maintaining awareness of portions instead of saying 'I can only have this one,' devote your energy to really savoring. You are creating a POSITIVE - not avoiding a NEGATIVE. Little tricks here and there will help you enjoy the holidays like you did as a child with all the adult benefits.
The ASU Health Sciences Society partnered with the American Red Cross and held their second, and now biannual, Blood Drive at ASU Lake Havasu City! This occurred on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 from 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. in Daytona Hall. There is an ongoing need for donated blood, so we are pleased with the support of this very important cause. We appreciate all the support we received with our blood drive this past week and would like to say thank you to those at the Red Cross and those who gave blood. We hope this will encourage more volunteers next year and have an even bigger turnout. You guys are awesome. Go Devils!
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing. CPR can keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm. When the heart stops, the lack of oxygenated blood can cause brain damage in only a few minutes. A person may die within eight to 10 minutes. To learn CPR properly, take an accredited first-aid training course, including CPR and how to use an automated external defibrillator (AED). If you are untrained and have immediate access to a phone, call 911 before beginning CPR. The dispatcher can instruct you in the proper procedures until help arrives. Some of the basics of CPR are as follows: